Investment Application

To apply for investment please fill out the form below. Currently, the 501vc® Seed Fund typically invests between $100k and $300k in companies that are Pre-Seed through Series A and that are currently based in the broader Midwest. Once you provide the requested information, we will endeavor to provide an initial response within 2 to 3 weeks. If your startup passes through our initial screens, we will then reach out to you and initiate our formal due diligence process. This process takes, on average, about 8 weeks to complete.

If you have other questions please reach out to Tony Zhu ( or you can learn more at

The current investment cycle is under evaluation. Applications received after January 15, 2019, will be in consideration for our next investment cycle which will kick off in the fall of 2019.